My shoulder has been hurting on and off for a few days. Unfortunately, it’s the shoulder that gets all smushed up when I snuggle with Lion. On that same side, it feels like someone jabs their finger into my shoulder blade from time to time. We sort of snuggled last night, but I could only get so close without squishing my shoulder. We have a football game to watch today, so maybe we’ll play our football spanking game. That will give us some intimacy. It’s not necessarily the kind of intimacy Lion would like, but he’ll take what he can get.

The other night, he reminded me that we have a massage table. I assume this was in response to my shoulder hurting. It’s true, I wouldn’t be squished if he was on the table, and I was beside him. However, setting up the table might hurt a bit. On the other hand, if I take some Tylenol, snuggling or massage table could work. We have some gardening to do, and I have to get the garbage to the curb. Lion also needs a haircut. Maybe I should just always take Tylenol. Every 4-6 hours. Every day.

We have an air quality alert in effect. There are wildfires burning not too far away. The smoke settles into the valley. It was really bad on Friday and Saturday. I don’t think it got much below 70 degrees last night despite being a clear night. Today, the wind has picked up and moved the smoke out. Unfortunately, it has also fanned the flames of the closest wildfire. The flames were visible last night from some ridges near here. There’s no rain in sight until at least Friday. It’s 90 degrees right now. This is the warmest I remember it being here this late in the year. Climate change is real, people.

I think the air quality is affecting my mood. I don’t know why exactly. Sure, the smoke smells and it’s a little harder to breathe, but I don’t have asthma or any breathing issues. I just think it’s enough to throw me off. I’m snapping at Lion more. I’m tired. I’m grumpy. Of course, that could also be because I’m still looking for work. I’ll get it together. Where’s the Tylenol?

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